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Door repiar....

My door was badly dented a few months ago and no one left their information so I was left with the bill.

I went to a local place that does good work and got a quote of $782. I decided that I was going to file and insurance claim so it would only cost me $500.

I have the money saved up and then I got this idea.... I was thinking of going to a junkyard and getting a door off a Ranger of either the same color or getting one and having it painted.

My question for you guys is, is this a good idea. As far as price goes what can I expect to pay for a door at with no power options at a junkyard. Then if I need it painted what can I expect to pay for a good paint job on a door.

I am thinking $150 +/- for the door and the $200 +/- for the paint job if needed.

I would appreicate your input on prices etc...
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when my door got messed up on my XLT the silver one thats what i did i went down south found a rust free door for $120.. brought it home and had my body shop paint it and hang it.. they did my tail gate/ hard bed cover/ and door and hung it for $800...
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Stone.... do you remember what you paid for your door to be painted?
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Use a plunger. That will come right out!
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Stone.... do you remember what you paid for your door to be painted?
no like i just said they did my tail gate, bed cover and door for $800 they even swaped my tinted glass in the new door.. and door lock.. so what i am trying to get it is your getting hosed.. start shopping around and look at the quality of the work i went to over 35 shops before i found the one i liked
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around here it only coast me 35 buck for doors
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Thanks for the work guys. I thought $782 just to fix the dent and paint was high but then again these places to speciality work that does take skill.

Anyone know what a door should cost at a junkyard?
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usually around $100 ish
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i usually bay $40-50
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Use a plunger. That will come right out!
It doesn't look like its creased or anything, Looks like it might come out ok. Can you pull the panel off the door to get behind it?
Or you could try a plunger
Or a slide hammer and some bondo.
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Its creased in a few spots. Its gonna take a pro to get it back to looking normal.
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Its creased in a few spots. Its gonna take a pro to get it back to looking normal.
Ah, ok, Its hard to tell from the pictures, If it wasnt creased it would be a piece of cake.
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it cost me $1075 for a new door skin and paint, but they also painted my valance and fender and popped out dents allong the whole driver side.

i think the door itself was somewere around $600-$700 alone. i think the $782 quote you got is pretty fair
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Well you got an entire new door. Mine just needs the dent fixed and then painted.
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mine wasnt any worse than yours

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you should change the entire door, not just the skin
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Dirtybird, I agree that yours inst any worse then mine.

Jp7, if I decide to get a door from a junkyard I am going to replace the entire door. I will probably need to get it painted as well.
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I had a dent in the same area.. right along that lower body line.. Its a bad spot for a dent. After going at it 3 different times.. its still somewhat noticeable though a lot better then it was.

I would have a shop do the work.
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Do you have any trouble opening the door? Cause if you don't there's a way you can pull out the dent. It's Called the Ding King. Alot of major body shops use it to remove dents and dings. You can get it at just about anywhere and it aint very expensive either. 10 to 15 minutes and that dent can be gone. If you do have any trouble opening the door it's best to take it to a shop and let them do the work. I used the Ding King system on my truck and my mom's car. It took me 25 nimutes for both vehicles and now they're good as new. Look into that because that can save you a ton of money later on down the road. As far as the front bumper goes you're more than likely have to replace it. www.lmctruck.com click on the Ranger link and you'll find everything you need at a reasonable price.
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